Articles: coyotes

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Drunk with Power: Responsible for Three Coyote Deaths

I realize coyotes aren’t pets, and so does Tomi Tranchita, and you can listen HERE to her second appearance on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World  to talk about her orphaned coyotes which she’s had care for since they were pups 13-years ago.. They were sick at pups, but Tomi cared for them and they…

Stop Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Should horse-drawn carriage rides be working in Chicago? On WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show listen here as I talk with Jodie Wiederkerhr of Chicago Alliance for Animals about the possibility and hopefully likelihood of banning the horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago. For several years Wiederkerhr and other volunteers are have documented example after example of…

Bring Luna Home: Coyotes Confiscated and Killed

Shame on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Cook County Animal Control for what they did inexplicably to Tomi Tranchita’s rescued coyotes, which she explains she had permits for. HEAR Tranchita describe it all, in her own words, on WGN Radio. She bottle-fed and saved four orphaned coyotes. Now, what? Yes, she saved…

Beware of Lyme Disease in City Parks

Dogs are a sentinel for various tick diseases, most notably Lyme disease. You think Lyme, you likely think either New England – where Lyme is endemic – or you think about tick disease when walking through the woods. It’s true you should think those things. But also think urban parks, like Central Park in New…

Is Shooting Coyotes Really the Answer?

Q: I don’t know what to do about the coyotes who live in our area. I’m worried about out small dogs in the yard and our cats. I guess shooting them is the only way. —R. A., Cyberspace A: Do nothing about the coyotes—let ’em be. You’re the problem, not the wildlife. Although, you’re not…

Are Wild Canines Getting the Dog Flu?

Q: Louisville is being slammed with cases of dog flu. I have been keeping my dogs on my property, but I know we are visited by coyotes and foxes at times. I vaccinated my dogs two years ago and then again this year. I’m also the former president of WAGS, a pet therapy group and currently…

Only a Monster Could Do This: Killer of Coyote Pups a Threat to People

Sometimes it’s scary, but we need to catch whoever did this and prevent a potential human murder. I’m sure you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about. You might even be thinking that I’m going too far when talking about coyote pups. In Illinois, Cook County Forest Preserve Police discovered six drowned coyote pups, approximately…

What Happened to Most Humane State Status?

What’s wrong with Illinois? Once the state that won awards for animal protection and for being the most humane state, no longer. I suppose, It’s one thing to get up before dawn, and to go out hunting for water fowl or deer. To stalk the quarry, and if you are lucky to shoot and kill.…

How Clever Are Coyotes

Q: A coyote attacked and killed a dog in our neighborhood. I am very worried. What should I do? L.M, San Diego, CA A:  If there are ever coyote sightings anywhere near you live, keep cats indoors (beneficial for cats anyway) and also don’t allow dogs in the yard without adult supervision. End of story.…

Coyote Threat: Real or Not

I suggest the coyote threat is not a real threat for responsible pet owners. I realize that it made news in Ohio when Canton, MI police say a coyote attacked and killed a man’s Bichon Frise dog at about 5 a.m. Friday, March 18.  He let his two dogs into the backyard where the attack…

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